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March 9, 2012
- FasTracks Committee Seeks Public Input
- See the Newest Longmont Floodplain Map
- Landlord Program Offers Rental Information
- Free Retail Edge Breakfast Group
- South Pratt Parkway Scheduled to Open to Traffic on Saturday
FasTracks Committee Seeks Public Input
The public is invited to join the FasTracks Citizens Advisory Committee at its quarterly outreach meeting from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 21, at Heritage Middle School, 233 E. Mountain View Avenue. The 17-member advisory committee, which advises RTD on matters relating to the FasTracks program, is traveling throughout the district to make it easier for stakeholders to provide input and receive updates on the program. The focus of this meeting is the RTD Board’s decision on how to provide service to the northwest corridor and steps moving forward.
See the Newest Longmont Floodplain Map
The public is invited to review the newly updated City of Longmont floodplain map at 6 pm on Thursday, March 15, in the City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark St. This is the first update of the map since 1995. The new map is now digitized and is the most accurate depiction of which structures will be affected in the event of a flood. Representatives from the City of Longmont, the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be there to answer questions about the mapping process and flood insurance. Call 303-651-8328 for more information.
Landlord Program Offers Rental Information
The Longmont Landlord Training Alliance presents programs on the second Wednesday of every month to help landlords understand their rights and responsibilities. “Can My Tenants Really Withhold Rent? Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability” will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 14, in rooms D & E of the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Manuel Ramos, director of advocacy for Colorado Legal Services, will help you understand what you must do to comply with Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability law. For more information, call 303-774-4384 or email email@example.com.
Free Retail Edge Breakfast Group
In partnership with the Longmont Economic Gardening Initiative (LEGI), the Boulder Small Business Development Center is offering a six-workshop series in Longmont that is free to Longmont retailers. The monthly workshops will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 am from March 16 through August 14. Topics include merchandising your store window, merchandising fixtures and walls, planning events to drive traffic, creative customer service, telling your “brand” story, and more. To register contact Rachel Garcia at 303-442-1475, ext. 2, or visit www.bouldersbdc.com/.
South Pratt Parkway Scheduled to Open to Traffic on Saturday
As part of the Left Hand Creek channel project, the South Pratt Parkway is scheduled to open to traffic on Saturday March 10, weather permitting. One lane of traffic in each direction will be opened across Lefthand Creek to Missouri Avenue. The existing vehicular detour route will remain marked for motorists choosing to bypass the area of ongoing construction. Southbound traffic on South Pratt Parkway can continue to follow Jersey Avenue east to Main Street. Northbound traffic can use the traffic signal at Missouri Avenue and Main Street. The intersection at South Pratt Parkway and Missouri Avenue will also be open to pedestrian traffic; however cyclists and pedestrians are still encouraged to use the existing Kanemoto Park pedestrian bridge located west of the intersection to cross the creek safely until construction in of South Pratt Parkway is completed. Appropriate signage and traffic control devices will mark the recommended routes. To learn more about the project visit the project web site at www.ci.longmont.co.us/lefthandcreek. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Left Hand Creek Public Information Office at 720-532-2097.
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